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Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Exotic Candy') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

This is one of the "rebloomers" I got last April, 2017, from Gilbert Wise & Sons. I don't have many pink daylilies and this one is so pretty with a deep rose eye and greenish throat and recurved petals. It resembles 'Elegant Candy,' which I also have, but 'Exotic Candy' grows taller. It bloomed all of May 2018.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

This cutie bloomed April and May this year, 2018. I call it a mini 'Going Bananas' because they are the same yellow color and it has similar creping and edge ruffling. I like it planted next to 'Raspberry Pixie,' which blooms the same time and is about the same size flower and plant but a darker raspberry shade that complements it.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Summer Dawn') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

This is a pretty pale pink to peach color I describe as seashell. Mine got 25" tall this spring 2018 and bloomed large 6" flowers most of April and all of May. It's a "rebloomer" I got in a pkg. from Gilbert Wild & Sons in April 2017. They sent doubles of 15 varieties and all were healthy and hardy plants.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Carlotta') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

A pretty red daylily. They are very recurved or they would easily be a 5" flower. The gold center is pretty against the multi-shaded red that ranges from cherry to raspberry. They bloomed all of May and into June here in south LA. zone 9.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Rocket City') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

I got 2 plants April 2017 in a "rebloomer" pkg. from Gilbert Wild & Son. They bloomed all of May and now into June. What a sight to behold these tall orange beauties.They got over 36" tall with 5" flowers that seem to glow. They have strong scapes that hold upright through wind and rain. In one year they have doubled to 4 plants, so I'll have a nice clump in a couple of years.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gordon Biggs') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

Pretty for a smaller red bloom, but very rust susceptible here in south Louisiana's humidity. I've struggled to keep it going this spring 2018 as the rust almost killed it and blooms were limited and substandard quality even with systemic and topical remedies.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ice Carnival') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

My least liked yellow I have. It's just plain and the flower is small and shrivels faster than most. It came with a "Rebloomer" pkg. so I'll see its bloom cycle and then move it to a less prominent spot in my yard.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pandora's Box') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

It's my favorite in the contrasting 'Eye' category. The colors really brighten up a darker area and stand out well with darker foliage plants. Mine bloomed all of May and now into June. As they multiply I intend to make a row of them as I think it will make a striking statement.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Going Bananas') on June 10, tabbycat wrote:

What a blooming machine! It's bloomed all of April and May and is still blooming in June 2018. I love the creped petals and cheery clear yellow. It looks a lot like my 'Brocade Gown,' which is a slightly lighter yellow. I got it Spring 2017 in a pkg. of 15 "Rebloomers" from Gilbert Wild & Son.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'San Ignacio') on June 9, tabbycat wrote:

This is one of the tallest and sturdiest of my rebloomers. I got 2 plants in April 2017 from Gilbert Wild & Son as part of a 15 rebloomers package. This year they grew over 36" and bloomed all of May. What a sight! The stems are finger sized, so they stand tall through wind and rain. The flowers are large, to 6" +, and held up more than a day. In one year the plants doubled, so they are prolific, too.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso') on June 9, tabbycat wrote:

I have the 'Kwanso' with variegated foliage I received Sept. 2017 in a daylily trade. It stands out amongst the 20 other varieties growing around it because of the unusual cream and green striped foliage. The flower is the same as my regular 'Kwanso', tall and double. The foliage is evergreen here in zone 9 and the plant blooms in mid season, June/July, like my other 'Kwanso'.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lights of Detroit') on May 24, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

I absolutely LOVE this flower's form, but it is really a difficult plant to hybridize with! I've tried hybridizing it as both a pod and pollen parent many times and it produces a lot of squishy seeds and the pollen is nearly impossible. I have managed a few seeds with it from sheer persistence, but viability of the seeds remains to be seen.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Karen Stephens') on May 24, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

The blooms on this one are such a gorgeous, deep red, I found myself wanting to hybridize with it a lot. Pollen is good, although I don't have enough data handy to comment on how good.

She might be a little on the tender side up north. It looks like I lost her over this past winter, but I did pickaxe her from a northern garden, so she might have perished for other reasons.

Edited to add: I wasn't meaning to be funny on that last line..."pickaxe" is supposed to read "pick;" but, for once, auto-correct changed my word to something that was far more appropriate and hilarious. I'm leaving it. :)
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ginger Cookie') on May 24, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

This daylily is a very fast multiplier for me here up north. It also takes pollen very well when hybridizing. (I have not used it much, if at all, as a pollen parent, so no data there.) Cute blooms with a somewhat unique coloring. Dark green foliage.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Thorhalla') on May 22, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

Thorhalla *seems* to be taking pollen from tetraploid parents. I will try to confirm this as time goes on, but I spent the beginning of last season thinking Thorhalla was tet and pollinated with tet pollen, only to realize my mistake, but still end up with seeds. (So far, I got seeds from Thorhalla that had pollen parents Duck's Dark Side and from Aerial Applique.) I'll only know for sure if/when the seedlings grow out and I can see if the seedlings resemble their supposed pollen parents.

If anyone else has Thorhalla and wants to run some tet crossing experiments, please let me know how it turns out for you!
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Margo Reed Indeed') on May 21, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

Margo Reed Indeed is a lovely plant, and she seemed to be all the rage several years ago, but I find that her scapes can be flimsy and her blooms can have a yellow-green tint to them, so she isn't my favorite daylily. I do like her well enough, though, and consider her a keeper.

I've hybridized with MRI a bit just to see what I get out of her, but can't comment on the offspring yet since I don't think I've planted any of the seeds yet. Appears to be average to better than average pod fertility and average to better than average pollen fertility.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Webster's Pink Wonder') on May 20, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

I LOVE how huge the blooms are on this flower. I'm not a huge fan of pink daylilies, but I imagine I will always have this one in my garden. There is something about having those giant blooms come up and meet you at your level and being able to just hold them in your hands.

Another member (FrillyLilly) commented on something that I've also noticed: The blooms are so big that they are fragile. It's a shame, but when it gets moderately (or more) windy, the petals rip right off the plant, leaving it looking really silly at times. It's a trade-off, I suppose, to having such a big, beautiful bloom.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Early and Often') on May 19, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

An early season bloomer every year. It reblooms for me here, but I can't say that I get particularly excited about this plant. I'm not a big fan of pastels, but I do use it for hybridizing because I like its reblooming characteristic, and it is very hardy and multiplies decently well. It sets pods readily, but I don't use its pollen often, so I can't comment much on its pollen fertility. A keeper in my garden, but it isn't one of my favorites.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Dominic') on May 19, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

This daylily has such a great deep, dark red color that is absolutely gorgeous, and the velvety look/texture is wonderful, too. It makes a really pretty plant. The foliage looks really attractive when it multiplies into a clump. On the less than positive side, it does seem to be highly susceptible to aphids. I had them crawling all over it one year, but it hasn't affected the plant's performance in the least.
Talking about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Decatur Treasure Chest') on May 19, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

This bloom doesn't have the greatest color, in my opinion, but it has a nice-sized bloom and it multiplies well in my garden. It doesn't produce a lot of blooms, though, nor does it seem to have great branching, so I feel like its hybridizing potential is limited. If I ever had to get rid of some of my daylilies, this would probably be among the first several I would let go. Maybe I will think better of it this year after putting it in a different place in my garden.

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